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“Small museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Sun Yat Sen Museum

Sun Yat Sen Museum
Ranked #17 of 124 things to do in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A historic gem in the heart of the George Town world heritage site. The Sun Yat Sen Museum is a beautifully-preserved house museum in the multicultural George Town world heritage site. This historical house has a permanent exhibition on Sun Yat Sen's early revolutionary period in Penang when he planned a historic uprising on the cusp of the Chinese Revolution of 1911.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Small museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

it is a small museum where Sun Yat Sen had his meeting in Penang. The owner of the museum is very knowledgeable and it good for people who likes China history. before going it is good to make sure owner is in charge and ask him whatever stories about Sun Yat Sen.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Thaisoon
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sunyatsenmuseum, Front Office Manager at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review, February 29, 2016
Dear Thaisoon ,
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad to hear that you enjoy visiting in Sun Yat Sen Museum.Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you when visiting us next time.Please welcome to visit Sun Yat Sen museum again with your friends or family members ya.Thank you very much.
Have a nice time : D
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Singapore, Singapore
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81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“Family holiday”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Really nothing much here unless taking a photo to show that you've been here is your thing. You can give this a miss unless you're out of ideas

Visited June 2013
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sunyatsenmuseum, Front Office Manager at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review, February 29, 2016
Dear DaveLeng ,
The Sun Yat Sen Museum is a hybrid of a history museum and a house museum, with its original shophouse architecture. I hope our in-house guide explained this to you.
We thank you for your feedback and please let us know how we could improve.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you when visiting us next time.Please welcome to visit Sun Yat Sen museum again with your friends or family members ya.Thank you very much.
Have a nice time : D
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“An unexpected find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

My travel companion and I came across this small museum by chance as we were wandering around the streets of Georgetown. Perhaps it could be better advertised and promoted? It's one in a long row of terrace houses, many of which appear to have been renovated, so it's a good opportunity to see the interior of one of these houses, with their central courtyards open to the sky. And the museum provided an unexpected and interesting glimpse into the life of Sun Yat Sen and the Chinese community of the area in the early 20th century. The guide was very pleasant and even made us a pot of tea so we were able to sit for a while and enjoy the environment (and shelter from the rain).
There's also a good selection of books for sale about local cultures, and my companion bought the Sun Yat Sen playing cards.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Sally P
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sunyatsenmuseum, Front Office Manager at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review, February 29, 2016
Dear Sally P ,
Thank you so much for your kind words.We are happy that you gave us such a good score ! We are glad to hear that you enjoy visiting in Sun Yat Sen Museum.Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you when visiting us next time.
Have a nice time : D
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“small but interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

We welcomed entering an air-conditioned museum. Good audio guide explaining the life of SunYat Sen and the time during which he lived.

Visited June 2013
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sunyatsenmuseum, Front Office Manager at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review, February 29, 2016
Dear 43josie ,
Thank you so much for your kind words.We are happy that you gave us such a good score ! We are glad to hear that you enjoy visiting in Sun Yat Sen Museum.Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you when visiting us next time.
Have a nice time : D
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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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“only RM5, cheapest ticket in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

very friendly and good service, they explained alot aboutt sun yat sen. worth a visit, only RM5 cheapest ticket in town

Visited May 2013
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sunyatsenmuseum, Front Office Manager at Sun Yat Sen Museum, responded to this review, February 29, 2016
Dear avangelio_86 ,
Thank you so much for your kind words.We are happy that you gave us such a good score ! We are glad to hear that you enjoy visiting in Sun Yat Sen Museum.Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you when visiting us next time.
Have a nice time : D
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